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Treaty Research Guide: Sources

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Recommended Sources for Treaty Research

U.S. Resources

World Treaty Collections

Official Document Collections that Include Treaties

Historical Treaty Collections Online

International Legal Materials (Unofficial Treaty Text)

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Treaty Indexes

Treaty Indexes

These are finding tools to help you find a treaty on a particular subject. The Cognres.Gov treaty search allows researchers to search for U.S. treaties by subject. The HeinOnline World Treaty Collection does the same for U.S. & non-U.S. treaties. Both of these databases leverage treaty indexes to enable you to search by subject. The World Treaty Index provided below is not as powerful a search tool as these two databases however, it may contain some materials that are not available through Congress.Gov or HeinOnline and unlike HeinOnline, it is free.